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Chaos, symmetry, and self-similarity: exploiting order and disorder in mixing processes
Polymer Engineering Faculty Research
  • Sadhan Jana, The University of Akron
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
10-1-1992
Abstract

Fluid mixing is a successful application of chaos. Theory anticipates the coexistence of order and disorder-symmetry and chaos-as well as self-similarity and multifractality arising from repeated stretching and folding. Experiments and computations, in turn, provide a point of confluence and a visual analog for chaotic behavior, multiplicative processes, and scaling behavior. All these concepts have conceptual engineering counterparts: examples arise in the context of flow classification, design of mixing devices, enhancement of transport processes, and controlled structure formation in two-phase systems.

Citation Information
Sadhan Jana. "Chaos, symmetry, and self-similarity: exploiting order and disorder in mixing processes" Vol. 257 (1992) p. 754 - 760
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sadhan_jana/95/